How may a business data modelling/ planning SaaS be useful to Finance, Sales and Operation with varying operation cycles? What is "hyperblock architecture?" What makes Anaplan's CEO think his software surpasses Microsoft's Excel and Access?
by: Carol Ko 06-May-2013
Anaplan marks its APAC market expansion with Singapore located as its regional HQ. The CEO is also talking to iDA and its partners about building its regional data center in Singapore.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 25-Apr-2013
Is cloud necessarily a cheaper way to run business workloads than traditional compute? Why may a "unit of cloud is no less expensive that a unit of traditional compute?" Senior IT representatives from Fujitsu, Savvis, Rackspace and IBM give their take.
by: Carol Ko 17-Oct-2012
As the Hong Kong OGCIO secures US$31.2 million to build its first outsourced private cloud, we compare how CIOs and CFOs view the business case of cloud computing, and how big organizations like OGCIO keep cloud costs under control.
by: Carol Ko 10-Oct-2012
Cloud-based co-location providers are in a great position to do business as they can deploy mission-critical equipment close to their users' cloud apps and development environment. Find out how cloud-based co-location can be adopted in five industries: finance, media, government, retail and telco.
by: Carol Ko 13-Mar-2012
A survey on 541 US finance executives and business owners in October finds that 92% of them said they had seen improved business results because of their SaaS-based planning activities. This was significantly higher than the 64% improvement reported among those who use older, in-house systems and spreadsheets for planning.
by: Jo Maitland, Senior Executive Editor, SearchCloudComputing 21-Nov-2011
Delivered on a subscription basis, SingTel's cloud-based financial management solution allows SMBs in Singapore to manage business tasks including invoice creation and cash flow tracking. An accountant user said it took her 20 minutes to input all her expenses, recurring ones included.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 14-Apr-2011
A case study from AXA Seguros show savings from "a one-time hardware investment of almost US$10,000," while another from Siemens demonstrates they have reduced their "TCO by a factor of 10". Read on to learn how the cloud is changing the economics of IT delivery today.
by: Chin-Tang Chin, Microsoft 23-Nov-2010
The interview with Gartner's research chief Daryl Plummer continues this week. In this interview, readers will get another glimpse of what non-cost and billing factors that CFOs generally take into account when presented with a cloud computing proposal. Check them out and get prepared for some tough questions from your financial chief.
by: Carol Ko 19-Oct-2010
Financial markets embrace cloud computing not just to cut costs but for enhanced communications and trading services. Despite generally prone to cyclical recessionary storms, financial markets -- including the Nasdaq stock exchange -- are now increasingly open even to the idea of embracing cloud-based services.
by: Joslin Vethakumar, BT 13-Oct-2010